Monday, January 7, 2008

Various Artists - 2 Heavyweight: Another Blood & Fire Sampler


Various Artists - 2 Heavyweight: Another Blood & Fire Sampler
Label: Blood And Fire
Record date: 1973-79
Album style: Deejay, Dub, Lee Library, Roots, Vocal

Another Blood & Fire Sampler sampler featuring seven cuts that are exclusive to this compilation. These include an extended mix of I-Roy's 'Superfly', an I-Roy exclusive, the Leonard 'Santic' Chin production 'Late Hour', and another Santic track, the Tubby-mixed 'Shooter Dub'. From the Striker Lee camp comes a long unavailable Jah Stitch toast 'Jah Help The Dread'; fellow Greenwich Farm producer Don Mais supplies Phillip Fraser's 'You're No Good', the original vocal to the track 'Dub Livity' which appears on Dub In The Roots Tradition. This is presented 'discomix' style, Scientist at the control tower. Lastly, two newly-discovered mixes of two tracks from the Black Ark classic 'Heart Of The Congos', never-before released: the songs are 'La La Bam-Bam' and 'The Wrong Thing'. The remaining nine tracks are from the last eight releases - BAFCD 009 through BAFCD 016 - on Blood and Fire.

The Blood and Fire series has taken the standard of reggae compilations to a new level. Tasteful packaging and unblemished sound quality (re-mastering) exemplify the quality of dub music they showcase. However, for many, the music remains something of an unknown quantity, many of the artists featured in the series having either faded into obscurity or died. Careful not to isolate potential fans, this mid-price compilation is a re-introduction to original bu'n down Babylon music. Names such as King Tubby, Scientist and Prince Jammy give the sampler enough classic material to make a Motown collection jealous. With nine tracks from the last eight releases, and seven exclusives, this sampler is the perfect introduction.

1. I Roy - Late Hour
2. Glen Brown & King Tubby - World Dub/Away With The Bad
3. Jah Stitch - Ragga Muffin Style
4. The Congos - La La Bam Bam (Alternative Mix)
5. King Tubby & Santic All Stars - Shooter Dub
6. Phillip Fraser - You're No Good (Disco Mix)
7. The Congos - The Wrong Thing (Alternative Mix)
8. Prince Alla - Only Love Can Conquer
9. Jah Stitch - Jah Help The Dread
10. Scientist & The Soul Syndicate - Dub Bible
11. King Tubby & The Aggrovators - Higher Ranking
12. Prince Alla & Phillip Fraser - Black Rose
13. King Tubby & The Soul Syndicate - Great Stone
14. Glen Brown & King Tubby - Version 78 Style
15. I Roy - Superfly (Extended Mix)
16. Prince Jammy & The Aggrovators - Drums Of Africa



mr. bodi boddy said...

wayminh.... another one/???? HAAAAY cool boddy dance yuh bodi boddy DANCE.

Anonymous said...

amazing album. thanks alot! DUB IT!

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